Danube River Cruise
Your all-gay adventure will begin with a guided sightseeing of Prague. Prague’s historic centre remains a beautiful mixture of cobblestone pathways, fairytale castles and gothic cathedrals.
From Prague, you’ll go aboard the MS Amadeus Silver II, where a crew of forty will take care of your every need. You’ll then sail off down the Danube, taking in some of the most beautiful sites in Eastern Europe.
You will be welcomed at the airport by one of our representatives and transferred to your hotel. For the rest of the day, you are free to explore Prague in your own time. Prague is one of the most romantic cities you’ll visit, and often seems like something out of a movie.
You can visit iconic Národní Galerie v Praze, and trendy gay-friendly cafés such as Celebrity Cafe.
Prague also has great nightlife and very cheap beer, but don’t get too drunk as we have a busy day ahead.
On the second day, we have arranged a sightseeing tour of historic Prague, including the Church of Ten, the spectacular Astronomical Clock and Charles Bridge. You’ll also have the opportunity wander through Wenceslas Square and see the famous Medieval castle in the city centre.
On the third day, you’ll enjoy a breakfast in your hotel before being driven through the pastoral countryside to Passau. Arriving at the point where the two rivers Inn and IIz meet the Danube, you will go onboard the ship for a Gala Welcome Dinner.
On the fourth day, the ship will cruise over the Danube River through scenic valleys and past charming riverside towns. After enjoying your breakfast, you can go on a full-day tour to Salzburg and its most popular “Sound of Music” sights, including the Wedding Church, Mirabell Gardens, the Great Salzburg Festival Hall and much more.
For those who prefer to stay onboard, you will cruise further down from Passau to Linz. Here you’ll be able to take a walk through historical the streets of Austria’s third largest city.
On the fifth day, the cruise will continue through the narrow Strudengau and reach the Wachau valley, where Melk is located.
After breakfast you will have the opportunity to explore Melk, home to a magnificent Benedictine Abbey and one of Europe’s largest baroque monasteries. You will be expected back at the ship for lunch and a cruise further through the romantic Wachau Valley. In the evening, the ship will arrive in Vienna, the “City of Music” and Austria’s magnificent capital.
On the sixth day, you’ll be able to explore the Austrian capital freely or take part in the guided city tour, which includes the world famous Vienna Opera House, Ringstrasse, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and more.
You may also wish to explore Vienna’s famous cafe culture and eat a slice of Sachertorte.
Today you’ll get to experience the city of Vienna some more! Our representatives are available on-sight to give you the best recommendations, such as a ride in the 19th-century Riesenrad overlooking the whole of Vienna, or the oldest Zoo in the world, Tiergarten. In the evening, you can experience a Strauss and Mozart concert at the Kursalon.
On the eighth day, the ship will arrive in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, and one of the most famous cities on the Danube River. You’ll then enjoy a tour of the city, including the Archiepiscopal Palace, the National Theatre and the 13th-century Bratislava Castle with impeccable views stretching all the way to the border of Austria.
Other attractions include the city gates, the Baroque Palaces of the Noblemen and the elegant residences that have survived from the days of the Danube monarchy. The tour will also include a walk through the pedestrian precinct, past St. Martin’s Cathedral, the Town Hall and Michael’s Gate. You’ll then head back to the ship and arrive in Budapest later that evening.
A sightseeing tour will begin at the historic Buda Castle, where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also features the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Heroes’ Square and lots more. After dinner, the ship will cruise past the city’s riverfront for an exceptional evening experience.
The tenth day will be the last day of your trip. You will be picked up at the hotel and driven to the airport, ready to take your flight back home. However, if you would like to stay one or two extra days in Budapest we are more than happy to extend your stay.